News for Oct. 03, 2004

'Shark Tale' Hooks Movie-Goers With $49.1M

10/03/04, 5:39 pm EST - Xoanon

The animated fish story "Shark Tale" swamped the competition, opening as the top weekend movie with $49.1 million and potentially breaking the record for best October debut. John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix's firefighting adventure "Ladder 49" premiered in second place with $22.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. [More]